The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 56 53 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1745 1812 1912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.20% 3.52% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 4.76% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1262 1293 1322
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 30
Average hourly rate £28.00 £33.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £19.00 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £44.93 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £38.22
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -18.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 1568 £425 -3.95% 407
London -13 774 £475 - 192
South East 0 283 £390 +0.64% 69
City of London -17 206 £475 -3.79% 87
Scotland +25 129 £375 -9.63% 17
Yorkshire +29 107 £350 -4.10% 28
South West -21 100 £400 +0.37% 41
East of England +25 92 £413 -7.04% 27
Edinburgh +16 87 £380 -5.29% 10
North West -8 86 £375 +0.67% 17
West Yorkshire +4 62 £358 -3.05% 17
Oxfordshire +21 60 £450 +28.57% 8
Berkshire -2 56 £394 -1.56% 22
Buckinghamshire -1 55 £350 +7.69% 8
West Midlands -5 54 £375 +11.94% 14
Milton Keynes +5 51 £350 +7.69% 5
East Midlands -1 50 £425 +21.42% 11
Cambridgeshire +24 46 £413 +5.76% 8
Oxford +15 44 £463 +23.33% 4
Surrey -11 39 £400 -15.78% 10
Leeds -1 37 £350 -6.04% 12
Manchester -10 33 £302 -18.92% 11
Bristol -12 33 £375 - 22
Hampshire -24 33 £375 -16.66% 11
Cheshire +12 32 £398 +5.29% 4
Northamptonshire -11 26 £450 +5.88% 5
West Sussex 0 25 £425 +19.71% 1
Glasgow 0 24 £338 -32.50% 4
Wiltshire -21 22 £440 +10.83% 7
North Yorkshire +15 20 £375 +7.14% 6

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1385 (37.06%) Finance
2 794 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 738 (19.75%) Banking
4 699 (18.70%) Project Management
5 694 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 544 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
7 480 (12.84%) SQL
8 369 (9.87%) Retail
9 323 (8.64%) Microsoft
10 308 (8.24%) ISEB
11 301 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 292 (7.81%) PRINCE2
12 292 (7.81%) Investment Banking
13 291 (7.79%) Degree
14 284 (7.60%) MS Excel
15 282 (7.55%) Migration
16 277 (7.41%) Data Modelling
17 274 (7.33%) Change Management
18 272 (7.28%) Use Case
19 259 (6.93%) Data Analysis
20 252 (6.74%) Scrum
21 251 (6.72%) Oracle
22 239 (6.40%) E-Commerce
23 224 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
24 215 (5.75%) MS Visio
25 208 (5.57%) UML
25 208 (5.57%) CRM
26 198 (5.30%) MS Office
26 198 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
27 195 (5.22%) Workflow

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 127 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.18%) SAS
2 44 (1.18%) CMS
3 33 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 31 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 24 (0.64%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.37%) Lync
7 12 (0.32%) Confluence
8 11 (0.29%) Documentum
9 10 (0.27%) MS Project Server
9 10 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
10 8 (0.21%) JBoss
11 7 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.13%) Apache
13 5 (0.13%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.11%) IIS
14 4 (0.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 284 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 215 (5.75%) MS Visio
3 198 (5.30%) MS Office
4 113 (3.02%) MS Project
5 111 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.027%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.027%) FastStats
8 1 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.027%) SPSS
8 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 52 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 19 (0.51%) Agresso
4 19 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 17 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 17 (0.45%) SAP CO
6 16 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (0.27%) Endur
10 9 (0.24%) SAP SD
10 9 (0.24%) Summit
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.21%) Loan IQ
11 8 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
12 7 (0.19%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.23%) SaaS
2 18 (0.48%) Office 365
3 13 (0.35%) Force.com
4 12 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.080%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.080%) GitHub
5 3 (0.080%) IaaS
6 2 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.054%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.054%) PaaS
7 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.027%) Taleo
7 1 (0.027%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.027%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (0.83%) Intranet
2 25 (0.67%) Internet
3 10 (0.27%) WAN
4 9 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (0.21%) VoIP
6 6 (0.16%) LAN
6 6 (0.16%) HTTP
7 5 (0.13%) ATM
7 5 (0.13%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.13%) Network Security
8 4 (0.11%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.080%) VLAN
9 3 (0.080%) DSL
9 3 (0.080%) SSL
9 3 (0.080%) LDAP
9 3 (0.080%) VPN
9 3 (0.080%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.054%) 4G
10 2 (0.054%) MVNO
10 2 (0.054%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
2 177 (4.74%) SQL Server
3 66 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 60 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 49 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (1.10%) QlikView
8 38 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 24 (0.64%) Big Data
10 24 (0.64%) Data Mining
11 23 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (0.59%) MS Access
13 21 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 20 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
15 18 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
16 16 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (0.40%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 71 (1.90%) JIRA
2 24 (0.64%) Subversion
2 24 (0.64%) JUnit
3 22 (0.59%) Eclipse
4 21 (0.56%) Maven
5 19 (0.51%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.48%) CruiseControl
7 17 (0.45%) Toad
7 17 (0.45%) Ant
8 15 (0.40%) MSTest
9 13 (0.35%) ERwin
10 12 (0.32%) Selenium
11 10 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.24%) TestDirector
13 7 (0.19%) ClearQuest
13 7 (0.19%) Rational Rose
13 7 (0.19%) Mockito
13 7 (0.19%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.16%) Hudson
14 6 (0.16%) RequisitePro
General
1 1385 (37.06%) Finance
2 738 (19.75%) Banking
3 369 (9.87%) Retail
4 292 (7.81%) Investment Banking
5 192 (5.14%) Front Office
6 127 (3.40%) Legal
7 121 (3.24%) Back Office
8 108 (2.89%) Telecoms
9 107 (2.86%) Marketing
10 82 (2.19%) Retail Banking
11 62 (1.66%) Publishing
12 60 (1.61%) Advertising
13 54 (1.45%) Financial Institution
14 51 (1.36%) Manufacturing
15 48 (1.28%) Law
16 46 (1.23%) Automotive
17 26 (0.70%) Billing
18 22 (0.59%) Local Government
19 15 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
20 14 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2765 (73.99%) Analyst
2 2510 (67.17%) Business Analyst
3 297 (7.95%) Project Manager
4 208 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
5 188 (5.03%) Developer
5 188 (5.03%) Senior Business Analyst
6 167 (4.47%) Agile Business Analyst
7 157 (4.20%) Consultant
8 151 (4.04%) Architect
9 142 (3.80%) Data Analyst
10 127 (3.40%) Banking Business Analyst
11 103 (2.76%) Systems Analyst
12 90 (2.41%) Business Manager
13 80 (2.14%) Technical Analyst
14 78 (2.09%) Financial Business Analyst
15 77 (2.06%) IT Business Analyst
16 72 (1.93%) Lead Business Analyst
17 68 (1.82%) Technical Business Analyst
18 65 (1.74%) Insurance Business Analyst
19 62 (1.66%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (3.56%) .NET
2 95 (2.54%) XML
3 71 (1.90%) Web Services
4 69 (1.85%) HTML
5 40 (1.07%) Spring
6 35 (0.94%) ASP.NET
7 28 (0.75%) J2EE
7 28 (0.75%) CSS
7 28 (0.75%) FpML
8 25 (0.67%) jQuery
9 23 (0.62%) Middleware
10 22 (0.59%) .NET Framework
11 21 (0.56%) HTML5
12 19 (0.51%) Spring MVC
13 18 (0.48%) Hibernate
13 18 (0.48%) SOAP
14 17 (0.45%) Visualforce
15 16 (0.43%) Mason
15 16 (0.43%) WCF
15 16 (0.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 544 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 133 (3.56%) Derivative
4 88 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 85 (2.27%) User Experience
6 67 (1.79%) Market Risk
7 65 (1.74%) Equities
8 64 (1.71%) Fixed Income
9 62 (1.66%) Credit Risk
10 57 (1.53%) Reference Data
11 49 (1.31%) Data Integration
12 43 (1.15%) Computer Science
13 42 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 40 (1.07%) Open Source
15 34 (0.91%) Mobile App
16 31 (0.83%) Visualisation
17 30 (0.80%) NHS
17 30 (0.80%) Credit Derivative
18 27 (0.72%) FMCG
19 26 (0.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 108 (2.89%) Windows
2 62 (1.66%) UNIX
3 33 (0.88%) Linux
4 32 (0.86%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.27%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.27%) Windows XP
6 9 (0.24%) Android
7 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.027%) SUSE
8 1 (0.027%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.027%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.027%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 794 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 699 (18.70%) Project Management
3 694 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 301 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 292 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 282 (7.55%) Migration
7 277 (7.41%) Data Modelling
8 274 (7.33%) Change Management
9 272 (7.28%) Use Case
10 259 (6.93%) Data Analysis
11 252 (6.74%) Scrum
12 239 (6.40%) E-Commerce
13 224 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
14 208 (5.57%) CRM
14 208 (5.57%) UML
15 195 (5.22%) Workflow
16 182 (4.87%) ITIL
17 178 (4.76%) Waterfall
18 174 (4.66%) User Stories
19 173 (4.63%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 480 (12.84%) SQL
2 136 (3.64%) Java
3 90 (2.41%) C#
4 60 (1.61%) VBA
5 49 (1.31%) JavaScript
6 45 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 41 (1.10%) C
8 37 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 27 (0.72%) VB
10 23 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.51%) Python
12 18 (0.48%) Apex Code
13 13 (0.35%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.35%) C++
14 12 (0.32%) ABAP
15 10 (0.27%) Perl
15 10 (0.27%) PHP
16 9 (0.24%) Scala
16 9 (0.24%) Ruby
17 8 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 308 (8.24%) ISEB
2 291 (7.79%) Degree
3 131 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 75 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 40 (1.07%) PMI Certification
6 39 (1.04%) CBAP
7 36 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 34 (0.91%) IIBA
9 24 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.62%) PMP
11 19 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.29%) MBA
15 10 (0.27%) CCA
16 8 (0.21%) SAS Certification
16 8 (0.21%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.19%) CIMA
17 7 (0.19%) ACCA
18 6 (0.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.45%) QA
2 50 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 42 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 29 (0.78%) EMIR
6 24 (0.64%) Basel III
7 21 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
8 17 (0.45%) Solvency II
8 17 (0.45%) FATCA
9 16 (0.43%) SLA
10 15 (0.40%) COREP
11 13 (0.35%) FINREP
12 9 (0.24%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.21%) Basel II
13 8 (0.21%) MiFID
14 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 5 (0.13%) GxP
16 4 (0.11%) UCITS
17 3 (0.080%) ISO 14001
18 2 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.11%) HDFS
3 3 (0.080%) Varnish
4 2 (0.054%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.054%) XenApp
4 2 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.027%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.027%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.027%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.19%) SCCM
3 3 (0.080%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.080%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (0.080%) Control-M
3 3 (0.080%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.080%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.054%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.054%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.054%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.027%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.027%) SCOM
5 1 (0.027%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.027%) OpenView
5 1 (0.027%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.027%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 323 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 251 (6.72%) Oracle
3 146 (3.91%) SAP
4 76 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 75 (2.01%) Business Objects
6 49 (1.31%) IBM
7 36 (0.96%) Cognos
8 33 (0.88%) Siebel
9 26 (0.70%) HP
10 25 (0.67%) Murex
11 24 (0.64%) Informatica
12 20 (0.54%) hybris
12 20 (0.54%) Tableau
13 19 (0.51%) Bloomberg
14 16 (0.43%) Sybase
14 16 (0.43%) Teradata
15 15 (0.40%) Calypso
15 15 (0.40%) SunGard
16 12 (0.32%) Adobe
17 11 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
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